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HSE Midlands Louth Meath Community Care Storm Emma Update

HSE Midlands Louth Meath Community Care  wishes to advise the public that there will continue to be a significant  impact on services over the weekend, although staff are doing their  utmost to keep essential services running.

The HSE is continuing to monitor the situation and will be doing so over the weekend and again wish to thank the public for their support and  understanding.

As previously confirmed, all non essential clinics and appointments  were cancelled across the area on Thursday and Friday in line with the national red alert status weather warning.

Tremendous efforts are being made to ensure that some public health nurses and home support visits  go ahead, however it may not be possible to make every call we would like to.

We thank staff who have been working over the past few days, and also thank the other agencies who have enabled them to make it to the most vulnerable including local authorities ,the Gardai,  the Defence Forces and the Voluntary Emergency Services.

Chief Officer  for Midlands Louth Meath Mr Pat Bennett  in a special tribute to staff described their response as “well above the call of duty in many cases”.

“Many member of staff in exceptional difficult circumstances  have come in to work  early and slept on sites to ensure that that patients and clients were looked after  while public health nurses and care support staff have left no stone unturned in getting to assist vulnerable people in the community” he said.

Last updated on: 02 / 03 / 2018